Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/13/13
Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig. He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand of baseball that has endured Los Angeles Dodger fans to the young star. My oldest son, a true blue Met fan, lives in Los Angeles and reports to me that the enthusiasm for the Dodgers in L.A. is off the charts. He’s never seen anything like it. According to Kernan, Puig has been a transformative figure on the Dodgers. By playing ‘all-out’ each and every time he steps on the baseball field, Puig has almost single handedly changed the culture of the Dodger baseball team. Nicknamed ‘Wild Horse’, Puig has often been difficult to rein in, a huge responsibility for Dodger manager Don Mattingly. Always at home in front of a camera, Puig is a modern d...
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